NSSF is the trade association for America's firearms industry.
Our mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
NSSF is the trade association for America's firearms industry.
It's mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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The Surgeon General Re-Fills His Public Health Prescription

President Obama’s surgeon general Vivek Murthy made news again this month by saying he doesn’t regret calling gun violence a public health issue.

Now More Voices Agree on the Need to Fix NICS

Following the recent tragedies in Charleston, Chattanooga and Lafayette, there has been considerable discussion in the media about how NICS works.

NSSF Program Hunting Works for America Continues Growth

Hunting Works For Maine officially launched in Augusta today, making it the 11th addition to the Hunting Works For America family.

As We’ve Been Saying, Let’s Continue to FixNICS

Effective background checks on prospective firearm purchasers depend on the submission of complete, accurate information in the NICS database, and adequate training of those responsible for entering data.

House to Vote on Appropriations Bill with Traditional Ammo Protections

When the U.S. House of Representatives reconvenes this week it will consider the FY2016 Interior Appropriations bill that contains several provisions important to the industry.

Parroting Propaganda Earns Sen. Murphy Four Pinocchios

Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) has proven once again that he is truth-challenged when it comes to firearms facts.

Make No Mistake: “The Trace” is No Impartial News Organization

Readers Beware. Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently revealed a new tactic in his ongoing campaign to impose his anti-gun agenda on Americans with the launch of “The Trace.”

Weak Bloomberg Study Draws Unfounded Conclusions

A recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health makes the spurious claim that Connecticut’s 10-year old handgun permit-to-purchase law kept the state’s firearms homicide rates (FHRs) lower than it otherwise would have been.

New Poll Open for Misinterpretation

Extremist animal rights groups are sure to embrace a new Gallup poll as evidence that public opinion supports giving animals the same rights as people. As groups face a drop in individual contributions, such as a roughly 15 percent drop for the Humane Society of the United States from 2010-2013, they become more desperate for […]

NSSF Supports Rep. Bishop’s ‘Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act,’ H.R. 2710

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, applauds the introduction yesterday of H.R. 2710, the Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act of 2015, by Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT), chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Biased Survey Yields Biased Results

Remember the December 2014 Pew Research Center poll that showed a majority of Americans believe that it is more important to protect the right to own firearms than to control gun ownership?

Maine Governor Signs Families Afield Bill Into Law

On Tuesday, Gov. Paul LePage signed legislation that makes Maine the 40th state to allow its citizens to decide when their children begin to hunt.

Anti-Gun Group Called Out (Mildly) for Falsification As the News Media Continue to Confuse Matters

We have noted previously that gun control organizations often exaggerate, confuse, conflate, or just plain misrepresent the facts in the pursuit of their political agendas. It happened again following the recent tragic murder of NYPD officer Brian Moore.

Anti-Gun Professional Staffers Believe Hillary Clinton has a Shot

Putting aside the artifice, Hillary Clinton finally announced that she is running for President, making her the first Democrat to officially enter the 2016 race.

Maryland Ends Ballistics Imaging Program and Provides a Lesson

Both houses of the Maryland General Assembly in the past week acted in near unanimity to end that state’s dysfunctional experience with what was once billed as a crime scene investigative tool.

INFOGRAPHIC: Ammunition Under Attack

The California Fish and Game Commission on April 9 adopted regulations to implement the law that will ban the use of traditional lead-component ammunition for all hunting in the state by July 1, 2019. The implementation will involve multiple phases, beginning with the 2015 hunting season.

Misleading Donors, Lying to Congress – Just another Day for HSUS

In addition to attracting millions of dollars from unsuspecting, well-intentioned donors, HSUS misleading activities are giving the legitimate animal welfare groups a bad name.

You’ve Got Mail. It’s Someone Working for George Soros

Long before Mayor Michael Bloomberg decided to make restricting our Second Amendment rights his cause célèbre, billionaire investor George Soros was trying to destroy the firearms industry.

Live From New York: It’s More Anti-Gun Theater

The video recently produced by one of Madison Avenue’s best known agencies for the States United to Prevent Gun Violence will appeal mostly to those already on the anti-gun side of the national debate.

ATF Director Jones Announces Resignation

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Director B. Todd Jones today announced that he is resigning.